I have had a wonderful day! I went for a walk with my friends around a beautiful, peaceful bog in the country. I was able to relax much of the day and pursue various tasks that I needed around the house–recycling, dishes, laundry, scrubbing the bathroom, etc. To my delight and surprise while checking my emails I found out my first article was accepted by LIVE magazine!!! Look for it in October 2012. The title is “Forty-fy Your Life”. In the article, I reflect on turning forty and the many areas of our life that may need a tune-up. A topic very important to me is education, and I hope to get together a focus group of my friends to discuss the benefits of public, private, and home schooling that I hope will become my next article. My daughter and husband also have superstar status as they both will be in the musical West Side Story this summer. Stay tuned for more details!